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ATELIER SUR LA LOCALISATION DE LA RESOLUTION 1325

La réalité est qu’au Congo précisément dans la province du Sud-Kivu à Bukavu les femmes ne sont pas informées sur la résolution 1325 du conseil de sécurité de Nations Unies. C’est suite à cette ignorance que les femmes ont été amenées de force à abriter et nourrir des hommes armés rebelles. Ces femmes ont été forcées à transporter des butins de guerre jusque dans des forêts (notamment les dames de Walungu,de hauts plateaux d’Itombwe,etc).
C’est dans ce contexte que la Safeco en collaboration avec la Global Network of Women peace builders ont organisé un atelier sur la localisation de la résolution 1325 à Bukavu du 25 au 27 Novembre 2013.Ceci dans le souci de vulgariser cette dite résolution. La résolution 1325 a été adoptée à l’unanimité des membres du conseil de sécurité de Nations Unies le 31 Octobre 2000.
Les documents fondateurs de la résolution 1325 sont la convention sur l’élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l’égard des femmes, les conclusions concertées sur l’intégration du genre, plusieurs traités internationaux, etc.
En pratique la résolution1325 est une loi internationale puisqu’elle émane du conseil de sécurité, qui se trouve être l’organe le plus puissant de l’ONU. Elle devrait donc être appliquée par tous les pays du monde entier. Le Congo étant membre de l’ONU n’échappe pas à la règle. Fort heureusement son Excellence le président de la république du Congo a signé la charte. En plus notre pays a un plan national pour l’application de la résolution 1325.
La résolution 1325 vise à :
• Augmenter la participation et la représentation des femmes à tous les niveaux des instances de prise de décision.
• Assurer des formations sur le genre.
• Fournir des matériaux et guides sur le genre y compris sur le VIH/Sida.
• Reconnaître la différence entre les besoins des hommes et des femmes dans la planification du désarmement, la démobilisation et la réinsertion.
• Reconnaître les besoins particuliers des femmes pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires et aux questions de protection.
• Reconnaître les considérations de genre et le droit des femmes en consultation avec les groupes locaux de femmes.
• Intégration du genre dans les rapports de l’ONU.
E n résumé les trois piliers de la résolution 1325 sont la PREVENTION, LA PROTECTION et LA PARTICIPATION.
J’invite toutes les femmes à s’informer sur la résolution 1325 et s’imprégner de son contenu afin de bien défendre ses droits.
J’invite en second lieu les organisations de femmes à vulgariser la résolution 1325 ainsi que le plan d’action national pour l’application de la résolution 1325.
Nous encourageons nos formatrices notamment Mavic et Eléonore à aller aussi parler de cette résolution dans d’autres régions en conflit de l’Afrique où nos sœurs souffrent à cause de l’ignorance de cette résolution. J’aimerais aussi remercier très sincèrement Mavic et Eléonore.
Ce journal a été en outre écrit dans le cadre de 16 jours d’activisme contre les violences faites à la femme du monde entier mais en particulier la femme de la RDC.
MERCI

English translation by community member rits

RESOLUTION 1325 LOCALIZATION WORKSHOP

In Congo, specifically in Bukavu in Sud-Kivu, women are uninformed about United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. Women were forced to house and feed men from the armed rebels because they were unaware of their rights. These women were forced to bring war plunder into the forests (especially women from Walungu and the upper plateaus of Itombwe, etc.)

That is why SAFECO (Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations) and the Global Network of Women Peace Builders organized a workshop in Bukavu from November 25 to November 27, 2013, on the localization of Resolution 1325. Its main goal was to simplify this resolution. Resolution 1325 was adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council on October 31, 2000.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, agreed conclusions on integrating gender, and many international treaties were used as founding documents.


In practice, Resolution 1325 is an international law since it was passed by the Security Council, the most powerful body within the UN. It should thus be applied in every country in the world. The Congo, being a member of the UN, is not exempt from this law. Luckily, his Excellency the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo signed the Convention. Our country also has a national plan for the application of Resolution 1325.

The goals of Resolution 1325 are:

• Increasing women's participation and representation in decision-making bodies at every level;

• Applying gender training;

• Providing material and guides about gender including about HIV/AIDS;

• Recognizing men and women's different needs while creating disarmament, demobilization, and reinsertion programs;

• Acknowledging women's specific needs when resolving humanitarian safety issues;

• Consulting local women's groups to increase recognition of gender issues and women's rights;

• Integrating gender within UN reports.


In short, the three pillars of Resolution 1325 are PREVENTION, PROTECTION, and PARTICIPATION. I encourage all women to inform themselves about Resolution 1325 and to study it thoroughly so they can effectively defend their rights. I also call on women's organizations to help demystify Resolution 1325 and the national action plan for its application.

We encourage our instructors, especially Mavic and Eléonore, to go and speak about this resolution in other African conflict zones where our sisters suffer because of their ignorance of this resolution. I would also like to give my sincerest thanks to Mavic and Eléonore.

This entry was written for women worldwide as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, but especially for the women of the DRC.

THANK YOU.

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FAIDA NGALYA ESTHER's picture

Ma chère,

Merci pour l'information, malheureusement la date est largement dépassée, c'était vraiment interessant, est-ce que tout le monde était invité à l'atelier?

FAIDA NGALYA ESTHER

rits's picture

Cet atelier semble être une

Cet atelier semble être une bonne initiative; on ne peut pas défendre ses droit si on les ignore. Est-ce que l'atelier a été un succès? Prévoyez-vous en organiser d'autres, que se soit en RDC ou dans d'autres zone de conflit?

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RESOLUTION 1325 LOCALIZATION WORKSHOP

In Congo, specifically in Bukavu in Sud-Kivu, women are uninformed about United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. Women were forced to house and feed men from the armed rebels because they were unaware of their rights. These women were forced to bring war plunder into the forests (especially women from Walungu and the upper plateaus of Itombwe, etc.)

That is why SAFECO (Synergy of Congolese Women's Associations) and the Global Network of Women Peace Builders organized a workshop in Bukavu from November 25 to November 27, 2013, on the localization of Resolution 1325. Its main goal was to simplify this resolution. Resolution 1325 was adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council on October 31, 2000.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, agreed conclusions on integrating gender, and many international treaties were used as founding documents.


In practice, Resolution 1325 is an international law since it was passed by the Security Council, the most powerful body within the UN. It should thus be applied in every country in the world. The Congo, being a member of the UN, is not exempt from this law. Luckily, his Excellency the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo signed the Convention. Our country also has a national plan for the application of Resolution 1325.

The goals of Resolution 1325 are:

• Increasing women's participation and representation in decision-making bodies at every level;

• Applying gender training;

• Providing material and guides about gender including about HIV/AIDS;

• Recognizing men and women's different needs while creating disarmament, demobilization, and reinsertion programs;

• Acknowledging women's specific needs when resolving humanitarian safety issues;

• Consulting local women's groups to increase recognition of gender issues and women's rights;

• Integrating gender within UN reports.


In short, the three pillars of Resolution 1325 are PREVENTION, PROTECTION, and PARTICIPATION. I encourage all women to inform themselves about Resolution 1325 and to study it thoroughly so they can effectively defend their rights. I also call on women's organizations to help demystify Resolution 1325 and the national action plan for its application.

We encourage our instructors, especially Mavic and Eléonore, to go and speak about this resolution in other African conflict zones where our sisters suffer because of their ignorance of this resolution. I would also like to give my sincerest thanks to Mavic and Eléonore.

This entry was written for women worldwide as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, but especially for the women of the DRC.

THANK YOU.

mayele's picture

Thank you Faida

Je crois qu'il n'est pas trop tard dada,Maman Shujaa est en train de vulgariser la résolution 1325 et continuera de le faire.Tu peux venir vers nous pour de amples informations.Merci

Mayele , Maman shujaa and World Pulse volunteer

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